Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

OESM 153 - Accident Investigation Techniques

  • Prerequisite: OESM 101 and OESM 102

Professional and scientific approach to accident investigation, including accident causation, discovering hazardous conditions and practices, and establishing relevant facts.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of OESM 153, the student will be able to:

  • Describe benefits of an effective accident investigation
  • Discuss steps necessary for an effective accident investigation
  • Appropriately conduct an accident investigation
  • Analyze root causes for a given occupational incident
  • Collect evidence necessary for an effective investigation
  • Explain effective methods for a witness interview
  • Appropriately conduct an interview of witnesses
  • Demonstrate the use of various investigative tools
  • Recommend hazard control measures to prevent future incidents
  • Prepare a written accident investigation report
  • Conduct an oral presentation on a given topic

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